London is a bustling city, brimming with pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. With the rush of city commutes, tourists and the standard flow of the public, it is important to stay vigilant in the capital to avoid experiencing a road traffic accident.
Camden is generally thought of as a contemporary and eccentric area of London, known for its markets, music scene and bars. Despite this positive reputation, Camden, like all other towns and counties, is still home to road-related accidents.
Road accident hotspots in Camden
The junction found between Camden Road and St. Pancras Way is known locally as ‘Death Mile’. It is the extreme number of road traffic accidents in the location has earned the area this title.
As statistics support the fears, road safety campaigners have now caught on and have continued to use the name ‘death mile’ for the area. Worries rise as Transport for London have chosen not to improve the accident hotspot in their recent pledge to modernise other areas of Camden Road.
The Holborn junction of High Holborn is also regarded as an accident hotspot.
Reducing road-related accidents in Camden
Camden local council is committed to the improvement of their roads, to promote safety, stating, ‘We are responsible for proposing and implementing traffic schemes to reduce road accidents and congestion on roads in the local area. Local residents and businesses may apply to the authority for a review of traffic where they believe there is a problem.’
Local schemes are supported by policies, which aim to, achieve safe movement by reducing accident levels, to improve pedestrian safety, accessibility and convenience, and promote cycling, among others.
After your road accident: Accident Advice Helpline
With a nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals, whether you are based in Camden or any other area of the UK, Accident Advice Helpline is always on hand to manage your claim and assist you in recovering the compensation you are entitled to.
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Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, for a free initial consultation, with no pressure to pursue your claim following the call. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice